Read this on an EFT site! A lesson in looking first at ourselves!

 

Don't Change the World

Author Unknown


Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled a prosperous country. One day, he went for a trip to some distant areas of his country. When he was back to his palace, he complained that his feet were very painful, because it was the first time that he went for such a long trip, and the road that he went through was very rough and stony.

He then ordered his people to cover every road of the entire country with leather. Definitely, this would need thousands of cows' skin, and would cost a huge amount of money.

Then one of his wise servant dared himself to tell the king, "Why do you have to spend that unnecessary amount of money? Why don't you just cut a little piece of leather to cover your feet?"

The king was surprised, but he later agreed to his suggestion, to make a "shoe" for himself.

There is actually a valuable lesson of life in this story : to make this world a happy place to live, you better change yourself - your heart; and not the world

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Comment by leefong (leanne) thang on March 7, 2011 at 6:13pm

I am doing the same too. That is why I posted this to encourage myself and others. I am doing at least an hour of daimoku everyday and I know I will see the light within myself. I have been in a similar situation a year and a half ago.

I had this Vice Principal who was very against English. BTW, I am an English teacher in Korea. At his welcoming party, he told me in front of all the other teachers that I have to greet him in Korean and that I can only speak in English to my students. I should learn Korean and speak to him and the rest of the teachers in Korean. My Korean is almost non existant, which means that I cannot talk to anyone. What upsetted me more was that the rest of the school clapped after he said that. It felt like the whole school was against me. The teacher who takes care of all my welfare suggested that he was perhaps feeling very frightened and insecure as he could not speak English and this is his first job as VP. I went home and chanted and cried and chanted, got angry and chanted. I decided to put my ego aside. I told myself I need to overcome this and come up victorious. I swallowed my pride and greeted him in Korean and showed how much I respected him. After a month, he completely changed. Greeted me first, not a thing to do if u are older and more senior, Always toasting me with soju at school functions another thing a senior will never do first and showed concern for me when I twisted my ankle. By the time he left a year later, we were friends and respected each other!

Whatever we are both chanting for, I am sure our light will shine forth!

Comment by L on March 5, 2011 at 11:33pm

I agree with this concept 100% I am working on challenging an obstacle now regarding me changing.

 

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